Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (25)


For those who don't know, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme where we get to let everyone know about what books we are eagerly anticipating the release of. WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Want to participate? Grab the logo on her page, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link on her blog!
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OMGosh!! I have not done a WoW in FOREVER!! I've totally missed doing them and am so happy to post one this week, especially since it's for a book that I am just DYING to get my hands on!!

This week's Waiting on Wednesday pick is...

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Pages: 436
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Summary: In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines. Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as "war maggots": survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety. Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

Why I'm Waiting!

Um, OK guys so the first book in this series Shipbreaker?? Probably one of the best books I have EVER read and reviewed on LC's Adventures in Libraryland-- I mean, I LOVED it. I had no idea that there was going to be a sequel, so when I stumbled upon this in a library catalog I just about peed my pants. (Not really but you get the gist, I was flipping excited). I love YA books written by male authors with male protagonists, because they are so hard to find and this one ROCKS. If you haven't read Shipbreaker yet, I highly recommend it! Here is my review and here it is on Goodreads :)

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57 comments:

  1. Hi Lea!
    I also read Shipbreaker and loved it! Great Pick!

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  2. I remember hearing about Shipbreaker but I didn't think it was something I would enjoy but now I might check it out in preparation for this!

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  3. Cool pick! I've never heard of either book, but I'm definitely interested. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I still haven't read Shipbreaker!! I really need to... I've heard his books are amazing!!! Great pick!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  5. This sounds incredible!!! Haven't heard of either of these books though!

    xo,
    La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

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  6. God, I feel so guilty. I have had two of Bacigalupi's books in my TBR pile for a while now. I really need to read them.
    Great pick!
    MY WoW

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  7. Great pick i didn't know there was a sequel to the shipbreaker, thanks for sharing. Here is my choice....http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-50/

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  8. I haven't even read Shipbreaker, I've seen it around so I'm definitely going to have to add it to my list. The synopsis for this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

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  9. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Oh, I think I'll make you jealous- I just got this one last week. Sometimes it's good to be a reviewer. Okay, it's always good.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Giveaway: A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

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  11. Hi,
    New follower. Nice to meet you. I have never heard of this author or book. It sounds really good!!
    Here is mine: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday_27.html
    Mariann at Belle's Book Bag

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  12. Great pick--this book does sound pretty interesting! And the kids being recruited to kill sounds pretty brutal...and exciting! (Only in fiction, of course :P)

    Here's my IMM: http://nicoleslibrary.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

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  13. I keep hearing amazing things about Shipbreaker. Have to get around to reading it.
    Also, I love the title of this one. Piques interest and is to the point.

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  14. I think I'm one of those people that wasn't fond of shipbreaker at all! :( I just liked the worldbuilding from the book,didn't care about anything else

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  15. I haven't read the first book, but if you loved it so much, I'll definitely have to check out your review sometime soon. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  16. I'm also a fan of Bacigalupi! He's such a great author and does deserve the accolade he got from his first book! I do hope this companion novel will also be great like the first!

    Von
    Mr. Book Wonder
    In My Mailbox

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  17. This book is on my wishlist although I still haven't read Ship Breaker yet though I do own it, I'll get there eventually, great pick. here's my IMM

    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  18. This sounds so good *goes to Amazon and checks it out immediately*

    My WoW: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

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  19. I haven't read the first in this series, so I'm gonna have to do that before reading this one! xD

    Awesome pick, glade your back in the game!

    Wanna check out my WoW?

    New Follower!!!

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  20. it look good to me but it is not my type ,,, Hope you enjoy it :)

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  21. I haven't read this author, but this book does look good. Enjoy!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  22. I haven't heard of this series, but it does look interesting. Welcome back to WoW! I'm starting in this week after an absence, too. You can read My WoW! here.

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  23. Haven't heard of this author. Hope you love this book once you read it!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  24. Love your pick! Wednesday's are great for finding new reads, and this one is definitely being added to my shelf. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

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  25. This one is new to me. If you loved the first one so much, I hope this one is just as good.

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  26. Sounds great, I will have to try the first one when I get a chance. Reading the last one in the hunger gamses series right now. Is this a new blog design? I really love it.

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  27. LOVE it! I recently read and reviewed Ship Breaker too, it was incredible! And I MUST READ MORE ABOUT TOOL NOW!!! :)

    http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327962004l/12700342.jpg

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  28. I hadn't of these two before, but I'm going to add Ship Breaker to my wishlist, thanks!

    (New Follower)
    ComaCalm's Waiting For...

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  29. This sounds like a good choice.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

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  30. I don't think I've seen this book before. I'm not one for novels that are set in the past, but I like h over for this.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  31. I have an ARC of this one, but I haven't gotten to read it yet. Great pick! Please check out my Wow!

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  32. I haven't read this series, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by my WoW, I'm your newest follower :)

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  33. I have not read the first book; but oh! This book sounds awesome! :D Pretty cover too ;) Great pick :) I hope you'll love it when it comes out :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  34. I am one of those few people who didn't love Ship Breaker. *hangs head in shame* but I am looking forward to The Drowned Cities; I LOVED the world in Ship Breaker, and I just didn't really like Nailer and the girl he helps. *shrugs*

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  35. I'm adding Ship Breaker to my list. It sounds great. Thanks for following my blog!

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  36. I haven't heard of this series. I'll have to check it out. The title of this book is really intriguing!

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my WoW & for the compliment on my blog. I love your blog theme too!

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  37. I still have to read Ship Breaker. I've heard a lot of wonderful things about this author.

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  38. oooh I haven't read Ship Breaker!!! TOTALLY adding it to my TBR pile now though! Thanks for sharing hun! (:

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  39. Great pick! I haven't heard of this series yet but I will definitely have to check it out. It sounds really good!

    Thanks for stopping by my post and following my blog! :)

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  40. I am hearing so much awesome about Ship Breaker! This next installment sounds like it should be pretty epic! Thanks for sharing :D

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  41. Hi there, thanks for popping in :) I like the sound of this book, definitely going to keep an eye out for it!

    Also I'm your newest follower :D

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  42. Is the first time that I heard of it and sounds interesting.
    thanks for sharing.
    My WOW

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  43. I have never heard of it, but it sounds really good. I will have to check it out. Great pick!

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  44. This one sounds great! I haven't read Shipbreaker, but I'll definitely check it out :)
    Thank you so much for the compliment! It means a lot coming from you, I absolutely love your blog :) You are so talented and I love what you did to Kristan's blog. The makeover is beautiful! and Thanks for the follow! *I'm an old follower*

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  45. Great choice! It sounds amazing although I haven't read the other book. :D

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  46. I've heard a lot about Shipbreakers but haven't read it yet! I love dystopian books so I plan to hopefully read it someday! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  47. I've never heard of this series, but it sounds wonderful! Definitely adding to my TBR list.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW!

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  48. Still haven't read this series, sadly I don't think they're what I usually like :(

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!1

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  49. Ohhhh! You gotta love when you find a sequel for a book you love. That's so awesome! I'll have to check that one out, cause I don't recall hearing about it. o:

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  50. I actually hadn't heard of this series, I know where have I been right?? lol. But I'm definitely gonna have to check this out for sure!! :)

    <3
    Taylor

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  51. I haven't heard of either novel but your excitement has me going to research Shipwrecked..thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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  52. I've heard of Shipbreaker, but I haven't really ever read a summary or review of it, I don't think. I guess I'll have to look it up on Goodreads and see what its about. =)

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  53. Hmm... this one looks interesting! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  54. I think I'm one of those people that wasn't fond of shipbreaker at all! :( I just liked the worldbuilding from the book,didn't care about anything else

    Truong quoc te

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